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A Lion in the House (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 28 July 2006 (UK)
Five families struggle with the ups and downs of cancer treatment over the course of six years.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Ashcraft Justin Ashcraft ... Himself
Adam Ashcraft Adam Ashcraft ... Himself
Dale Ashcraft Dale Ashcraft ... Himself
Debbie Ashcraft Debbie Ashcraft ... Herself
Jennifer Roller Jennifer Roller ... Herself
Robert Arceci Robert Arceci ... Himself (as Dr. Robert Arceci)
Victor Balaso Victor Balaso ... Himself (as Dr. Victor Balaso)
Cyndi DeLaat Cyndi DeLaat ... Herself (as Dr. Cyndi DeLaat)
Malini Gillen Malini Gillen ... Herself (as Dr. Malini Gillen)
Fred Huang Fred Huang ... Himself (as Dr. Fred Huang)
Paul Jublinsky Paul Jublinsky ... Himself (as Dr. Paul Jublinsky)
Connie Coons Connie Coons ... Herself
Alex Lougheed Alex Lougheed ... Herself
Jackie Lougheed Jackie Lougheed ... Herself
Judy Lougheed Judy Lougheed ... Herself


Five families struggle with the ups and downs of cancer treatment over the course of six years.

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28 July 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

De unga kämparna på canceravdelningen See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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heart-wrenching dose of the reality of cancer in children
25 June 2006 | by makingitupSee all my reviews

Usually when I've seen something this sad, afterward I have a sense of relief, and that my life just isn't so bad. This one was hard to recover from. I'm dumbfounded that some voters gave this 1 or 3, I just can't imagine not being moved to tears by the heartbreak contained in this film. I have to assume these were some of the folks who left before it ended at Sundance.

I believe the purpose of art is to touch someone, to make them think, to make them feel. This does that in the most human of ways. I had second thoughts about whether I was up for this, but it was incredibly captivating. I had the luxury of having this on my DVR, so I could pause to rest and recover as needed, but at no time during the nearly 4 hours did I have thoughts of not watching it in its entirety. It is one of the finest documentaries I've experienced, one I will never forget.

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